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Corazon Aquino in 1986
|11th President of the Philippines
2nd President of the Fourth Republic
1st President of the Fifth Republic
February 25, 1986 – June 30, 1992
|Prime Minister||Salvador Laurel|
|Vice President||Salvador Laurel|
|Preceded by||Ferdinand Marcos|
|Succeeded by||Fidel V. Ramos|
Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco
January 25, 1933
Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines
|Died||August 1, 2009
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
|Resting place||Manila Memorial Park, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Political party||Liberal Party
|Spouse(s)||Benigno S. Aquino, Jr.
|Relations||Maria Elena Aquino-Cruz (eldest daughter)
Aurora Corazon Aquino-Abellada (second daughter)
Benigno S. Aquino III (only son)
Victoria Elisa Aquino-Dee (third daughter)
Kristina Bernadette Aquino (fourth daughter)
|Alma mater||St. Scholastica's College, College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York
Far Eastern University
Maria Corazon Sumulong "Cory" Cojuangco-Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was a Filipina politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office, and the first female president in Asia. She is known as "The Mother of Philippine Democracy". She led the 1986 People Power Revolution, which fled Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines. She was named Time magazine's "Woman of the Year" in 1986.
She was born on January 25, 1933.
Aquino was diagnosed with cancer in March 24, 2008.
She died on August 1, 2009 at the age of 76 of cancer.
Images for kids
Corazon Aquino takes the Oath of Office before Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee, Sr. in Club Filipino, San Juan on February 25, 1986
Queue for Aquino's wake in front of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila campus, which had opened its facilities including a clinic and restrooms for the mourners. The cross topping the dome of Manila Cathedral is visible in the upper right of the photo.
The "New Generation" 500 peso note featuring the portrait of Corazon Aquino and her husband Benigno Aquino, Jr..
Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino's grave is next to her husband Ninoy Aquino's at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque, Philippines
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